By Clarence Bloomfield Moore, Dr. Jeffrey M. Mitchem
This compilation of Moore's guides on western and imperative Florida presents all of his archaeological info at the region's mounds and prehistoric canals in one quantity. The identify Clarence B. Moore is typical to each archaeologist attracted to the southeastern usa. This novice archaeologist's various clinical expeditions to the sector ended in dozens of well-illustrated courses, the price of which raises day-by-day as the various websites he investigated remain destroyed via glossy improvement. Moore invested huge effort and time exploring Florida's archaeological websites, devoting extra pages of released stories and articles to Florida than to the other kingdom. a result of wealth of fabric on Florida, Moore's Florida day trip courses were gathered in 3 separate volumes, all released in the Classics in Southeastern Archaeology sequence. The 13 papers reproduced during this quantity current the result of Moore's study in West and crucial Florida. Moore's first and final expeditions have been to Florida and spanned nearly fifty years of archaeological investigations. Following the japanese river drainages to primary and western Florida, in 1900 Moore targeted his efforts alongside the Florida Gulf Coast, spurred by way of the fascinating discoveries of Frank Hamilton Cushing at Key Marco in 1896. even supposing this area is wealthy in mound websites, many websites situated via Moore within the early years of this century had already been destroyed by means of building and lime processing. as well as mound groupings—some containing lots of skeletal remains—Moore came across a few websites hooked up by way of a community of prehistoric canals. numerous of the websites positioned via Moore contained ecu exchange items and feature been used to track the early wanderings of the conquistadores within the New international. Moore's early paintings at the Florida Gulf Coast succeeded in conserving a lot of the archaeological checklist during this quarter. he's to be credited with amazing insights bearing on mound and earthwork development, artifact exchange networks, and chronology improvement.
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Mitchem. p. (Classics in southeastern archaeology) Includes bibliographical references and index. 2. Series. 9'01dc21 99-6085 British Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data available Page v Contents Preface vii Introduction by Jeffrey M. Mitchem 1 References Cited 37 Certain River Mounds of Duval County, Florida  49 Two Sand Mounds on Murphy Island, Florida  119 Certain Sand Mounds of the Ocklawaha River, Florida  135 Certain Antiquities of the Florida West-Coast  167 Excerpt from Certain Aboriginal Remains of the Northwest Florida Coast.
Johns Check Stamped at the Barclay's site (8LA44) indicates that it probably dates to St. D. 750) or later (Milanich 1994:247). The mention of two glass beads on the surface (Moore 1895b:539) points to a postcontact date or component. The cursory description of the Low Mound near Helena (8LA56) includes mention of sherds decorated with red pigment and curves of punctations (Moore 1895b:541). D. 100750 (St. Johns Ia or Ib). The Mound near Old Okahumpka (8LA57) yielded late prehistoric pottery and part of a copper plate decorated with a repoussé dancing human figure (Moore 1895b:542543).
The quality, timeliness, and thoroughness of his publications far exceeded the efforts of his contemporaries. Clarence B. Moore's initial interest in the archaeology of Florida was stimulated by reading published works of Andrew E. Douglass, Jeffries Wyman, and other pioneers of Florida archaeology. While a student at Harvard, he probably met Jeffries Wyman, the first curator of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, and it is likely that Moore got his first taste of excavation under the tutelage of Wyman in January 1873 at a shell midden on the St.